Day 267: The Fear Of ‘Unknown’ Future

Have you ever sat down, thought about your future and fear engulfs you? You could be suffering from chronophobia. Chronophobia is defined as the persistent and often irrational fear of the future or the fear of passing time. I just added a new word in your vocabulary list! Did I?

A profound question I have been contemplative about lately is, if for a fact, I know my future will be different, then what is the point of fearing it? Is there a reason really?

In today’s modern society, one can easily succumb to pressures of our lives that are heavily dependent on material wellbeing and factors that we have little or no influence on. The ‘unknown’ future can create fear in so many individuals.

No matter what we do, omission or commission, our lives will be different in the future. We like it or not. We have to deal with the aftermath of our lives changing. We’ll get older, loose relationships etc. Either you pursue your goals or not, your life will change. In this case, fear is unfounded because a change is inevitable anyway.

Choosing not to act because you are afraid of the future is the worst decision you can ever make. When you come up with goals and start pursuing them, you have a certain amount of control over how different your future can be – in short you can shape how your future will be.

If you let fear rule you, your future will still be different. The problem is that you will not have power how it is going to turn out. For example, if you do not watch your diet and exercise your body, you can predict how your health will be – if it will be great or get bad as time goes by.

They say, choose your battles wisely, I tell you, choose your fears wisely! It should never incapacitate you to act toward a more fulfilling life. Fear not, for I am with you, says the Lord.

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One thought on “Day 267: The Fear Of ‘Unknown’ Future

  1. So there is a name to that kind of fear? I noticed the need to control every outcome gives birth to fear.It’s way easier to let God to take control than to spend countless hours worrying about things that may probably never come to pass.

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